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5 Tips for Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

Clean and cover your swimming pool before the winter weather arrives

Follow these steps to guarantee your pool will remain safe from bacteria and freezing during the winter months.

Have you winterized your outdoor swimming pool yet? Experts recommend closing the pool when the water is consistently below 60 degrees. If you haven’t done so already, October is an excellent time to start. Read on to discover how to winterize your pool for the season! 

Clean Thoroughly 

Cleaning the pool before closing prevents the development of algae and bacteria. To properly clean your pool, brush the sides and floor. Before you vacuum the pool, ensure that you clear out the skimmer and pump baskets. Completing these tasks now will make the process of opening your pool in the spring easier! 

Shock & Chlorinate 

Shocking your swimming pool during the winterization process kills unwelcome bacteria that may develop during the cold season. Experts recommend shocking the pool several days before you close it for winter. 

Drain Pool Lines 

If you don’t drain the pool lines, you may have to deal with a burst pipe in the future. Your pool may have a drain plug to allow water to escape. Ensure that you drain the pool pump, filter, and heater. Once you drain the plumbing, add an anti-freezing agent to protect your system from the harsh temperatures of winter. 


Backwashing is a method of cleaning a pool filter by reversing the flow of water to flush out bacteria and other contaminants. Allow the pump to run for an entire cycle before you backwash the pool for the last time. 

Secure Your Swimming Pool’s Safety Cover 

It’s crucial to secure your pool with a tightly covered seal during the wintertime. Whether you install a safety cover or a leaf net, make sure you have installed it correctly. Covers protect from debris and leaves, but they also ensure that your family is safe from accidents. If you are in a heavily wooded area, a leaf net is essential. 

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